• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Music playback
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 3G
  • Severity Medium
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by casmira - 2006-09-27
Last edited by bluebrother - 2006-09-27

FS#6073 - iPod 3G pausing during song

Hi guys. I got an iPod 3g which I got the latest rockbox software on, and what happends is during a song every 30sec or so it pauses for a moment (1-3 sec) then plays song again, regardless what I change the anti-skip buffer too.

Info says I got 30mb free, an ideas?

Closed by  pondlife
2006-10-10 07:27
Reason for closing:  Invalid
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What build are you using? What file format?
Sounds like a performance issue – have you read the IpodFaq wiki page?

I wasnt sure what too check for in the wiki faq (now that you bring up performance issue)

the file formats are all .mp3 and its the build i tried at first

Please read this wiki page (in case you haven’t done yet):

- are you using peak meters? Turn them off (i.e. use a theme without peak meters, iCatcher for example)
- are you using the equalizer? Turn it off.
- can you tell us a bit more about your files? What bitrate? To quote the wiki: Higher bitrate MP3s especially have these problems, as well as higher bitrate AAC files.

- ive tried themes without peak metres (like the rockbox one that only has the song name)
- no equalizers, everything is at default like when installed
- they vary, but between 128-192, some 224kbps. most are 128!

After asking the devs in #rockbox: this is a performance issue. The 3G isn’t as fast as the other ipods and currently the 2nd processor isn’t used. You need to use a file format that works better (for example ogg afaik) or wait until the 2nd processor gets used.
Btw, I don’t know of any “rockbox one” theme that has only the song name. The default theme has peak meters.

I tried what you suggested and it improved it ‘slightly’ but every so-often it does still skip. I’ll prob stick with the appleOS until both processors are utilized?


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